ICD-10 Diagnosis Code V93.39XA

Fall on board unspecified watercraft, initial encounter

Diagnosis Code V93.39XA

ICD-10: V93.39XA
Short Description: Fall on board unspecified watercraft, initial encounter
Long Description: Fall on board unspecified watercraft, initial encounter
This is the 2018 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code V93.39XA

Valid for Submission
The code V93.39XA is valid for submission for HIPAA-covered transactions.

Code Classification
  • External causes of morbidity and mortality (V01–Y98)
    • Transport accidents (V00-V99)
      • Oth injury due to acc on board wtrcrft, w/o acc to wtrcrft (V93)

Information for Medical Professionals

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The code V93.39XA is exempt from POA reporting.

  • Fall from rigging on board vessel
  • Fall into hold on board vessel
  • Fall on board vessel without accident to vessel
  • Fall on ladder in water transport
  • Fall on ladder in water transport, docker or stevedore injured
  • Fall on stairs in water transport
  • Fall on stairs in water transport, docker or stevedore injured
  • Fall on stairs or ladders in water transport
  • Fall on wet deck on board vessel
  • Fall-ladder water transport - swimmer injured
  • Fall-ladder water transport - water skier injured
  • Fall-stairs water transport - swimmer injured

Information for Patients


A fall can change your life. If you're elderly, it can lead to disability and a loss of independence. If your bones are fragile from osteoporosis, you could break a bone, often a hip. But aging alone doesn't make people fall. Diabetes and heart disease affect balance. So do problems with circulation, thyroid or nervous systems. Some medicines make people dizzy. Eye problems or alcohol can be factors. Any of these things can make a fall more likely. Babies and young children are also at risk of falling - off of furniture and down stairs, for example.

Falls and accidents seldom "just happen." Taking care of your health by exercising and getting regular eye exams and physicals may help reduce your chance of falling. Getting rid of tripping hazards in your home and wearing nonskid shoes may also help. To reduce the chances of breaking a bone if you do fall, make sure that you get enough calcium and vitamin D.

NIH: National Institute on Aging

  • After a fall in the hospital (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Bathroom safety - adults (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Exercises to help prevent falls (Medical Encyclopedia)
  • Preventing falls (Medical Encyclopedia)

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